Eurovision to be held in Kiev

Eurovision to be held in Kiev

The Ukrainian city of Kiev will host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced, after a fortnight of delays, BBC reports.

The venue was due to be announced on 26 August, but a press conference was cancelled at the last minute.

Organisers said they were "still discussing" candidates, but fans speculated Ukraine might pull out of the contest for financial reasons.

Eurovision said Kiev, the capital city, would prove to be a "worthy host".

"Kiev presented an excellent case and we are looking forward to working together to create the most electrifying show yet next May," said Jon Ola Sand, who oversees the contest for the European Broadcasting Union.

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